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Old 09-08-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Glass polishing

Okay so I have some pretty bad glass on my car and it was time to make it shine on the outside! So I polished them! ONLY USE THIS D.I.Y FOR THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAR!!!!!

The glass is quite like a headlights glass so it is really similar to cleaning headlights....

The things you will need include:

(2) microfiber cloths
terry white cloth
headlight restoring solution (I used the one with the blue liquid inside of it)
sandpaper (2000 grit)
and plenty of water!!! I used a water bottle because I was doing this all in the garage.


First of all you must put the solution on the microfiber cloth and smear it all on the glass

Next take the water bottle and put water all over the window

Then take the sand paper and go in a circular motion when sanding, make sure you always have the surface wet enough! Keep sanding until you can see clearly through the window...

now take the terry cloth and wipe off all the solution and you will have little smudges here and there

Finally take you microfiber cloth and wipe the window, Streak free and brand new looking!!!!







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Old 09-08-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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that headlight restorer is for plastic. you'd get much better results if you use actual glass polish. later.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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I used it on plastic and it didn't look nearly as nice But if I restore again I use glass polish!
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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that headlight restorer is for plastic. you'd get much better results if you use actual glass polish. later.
Where can I buy glass polish?
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #6
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:47 AM   #7
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A much faster solution for anyone that is interested is a claying the windows and then using Meguiar's Professional Line #4 with a rotary.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:31 AM   #8
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it took me 15 minutes for all the windows
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:31 AM   #9
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I use bio-clean. Takes a small amount of elbow grease, gets the water spots out and polishes. Its that white can that is found at honda. Or nissan.

Im scared to use 2k grit on a windshield. I use a papertowel for my stuff.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:27 PM   #10
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The 2k grit is a very very very fine sand paper and if you have it wet it won't scratch anything, you can rub it on your hand and not a thing will happen....
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:12 PM   #11
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I use the sandpaper and the Plastix but it leave some haze on my driver's side windows. Am I doing something wrong?

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I always wondered how people had new looking glass lol, So my guess is this will also work for the headlights?
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The headlights have to use a sealer! But basically the same concept.....


And the reason you have haze is because you used plastic polish, not glass, use one that says it can be used on plastic or glass, I'd recommend that you use the one I have listed
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The headlights have to use a sealer! But basically the same concept.....


And the reason you have haze is because you used plastic polish, not glass, use one that says it can be used on plastic or glass, I'd recommend that you use the one I have listed
I got haze from not using any chemical. I just use the 2000 grit sandpaper and plenty of water. I have Maguiar's Plastix.
For a sealer, what do we use for the headlights?
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The headlights have to use a sealer! But basically the same concept.....


And the reason you have haze is because you used plastic polish, not glass, use one that says it can be used on plastic or glass, I'd recommend that you use the one I have listed
What do you mean sealer? Also wouldnt using a sand paper leave lines? Do you push on it or just barely rub it? Sorry for the noob question I have no clue when it comes to polishing anything on a car.
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stop using plastic polish on glass. it isn't made for that. there's a reason they make dedicated polishes for specific uses.

go to eastwood.com and get a glass polishing kit. you can't just go in autozone and buy glass polish.

see this thread, it's dead on:
http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...t=glass+polish
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I had one of these that I found today. Would it work?
http://www.harborfreight.com/auto-gl...ads-67603.html

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Old 09-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #18
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I wouldn't recommend those, they might but hey I don't want you to risk F*ckin up your windows
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Sealer is what makes it shine, it comes separately... MAKE SURE THAT YOU WET-SAND WITH PLENTY OF WATER!!

You just go in circle motions with barely any pressure, if you wet-sand something it won't leave lines if you do it properly
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #20
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I use the sandpaper and the Plastix but it leave some haze on my driver's side windows. Am I doing something wrong?

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using sand paper with polish is defeating the point of polishing/clearing the glass. it will however CLEAN the window but hazing will remain from scratching after the glass dries.

just think about it. would you polish your gauge cluster clear plastic by method of sand paper with plastic polish at the same time ?

Not to knock the OP's method but IMHO
The proper way to do it is, use the sandpaper either with soapy water or polish and THEN go BACK and polish the glass with a microfiber pad and some glass polish. Just like polishing anything else, even the surface then polish but not both at once.
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